A large number of today’s medical malpractice suits are related to nursing home abuse. Therefore it is very important to choose a reputable assisted living facility that will take care of all of your loved one’s needs. This will leave you with the peace of mind that your loved one is regularly receiving quality medical care in a professionally supervised environment that can grant them a higher quality of life than might be possible in the family home.
It is very important to visit the nursing home before moving your loved one into the home. During your visit, you should take notice of any lack of hygiene of the staff or facilities. Infections can be deadly to an elder. You should also take care to ask questions. Feel free to ask the other residents and their families about how they feel about the home, if doing so would not impose too severely.
This may give you a lot of confidence in the nursing home or it may also make you realize this is the wrong place for your loved one. You are also entitled to ask the staff of any reports of abuse and it is important that you do so because the facility is unlikely to furnish any of this information independently.
Reading reviews of nursing homes will give you direct, on the ground insight into the quality of a particular facility. People who write reviews are often passionate about their feelings and may help sway you toward one home and away from another. You can also research the qualifications of the staff. It is likely that you can uncover previous records of abuse.
The Waukesha nursing home malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, are prepared to help your family to seek financial compensation that can begin to address the variety of problems associated with nursing home negligence or abuse. For more information about your legal rights if you suspect nursing home abuse, contact us at (800) 242-2874.